The project management report (PMR) is a document that is used by the project manager (PM) to communicate with the project team about the status of the project and the project deliverables. The PMR should be written in a style that is easy to read and understand for the project stakeholders.
In this article, we will discuss how to write a PMR. We will cover the following topics:
– What the PMR is and why it is important to write one.
– What is a project report?
– How to write the report
## What is a Project Report?
A project report (also known as a project status report, project progress report, or project status update) is written by a project manager to report on the progress of a project. The purpose of the report is to communicate the project’s current status to the project stakeholder(s). The report is usually written in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, but it can also be written as a Word document or as a plain text document. The report can be written for internal use only, or it can be shared with the stakeholders.
You can use the `Get-Project` cmdlet to get a list of all the projects in the current organization, or you can get a specific project by using the `-ProjectName` parameter. In this example, we get a project named `My Project` and then we write a report for that project. You can also specify the stakeholders that you want to include in the report, and you can specify the format in which you want the report to be written. The `-Format` parameter can be `PowerPoint`, `Word`, or `PlainText`. If you do not specify a format, then the report will be saved as a PowerPoint document. If you specify a `-Title` parameter, then that title will be used as the title of the PowerPoint presentation. If the report does not have a title, then it will use the project name as the report’s title. Finally, if you specify `-Description`, then that description will be added to the report as a description of the contents of the presentation.
## Write the report in PowerPoint
There are a number of ways that you can write a PowerPoint report. The simplest way is to create a new PowerPoint presentation and then add a slide for each of the items that you need to report. For example, you can create a slide titled “Status of the Project” and then you can add a text box on that slide that contains the text “The project is currently in progress.” You can then create slides for each deliverable that you are working on and add text boxes to those slides that contain the current status of that deliverable. You could also create a template that you use for all of the reports that you write. In that case, you would just need to modify the template to add the text boxes that are needed for the report.
The following example shows how you would create a PowerPoint template and then use that template as the basis for a report. In the example, the template is named `ProjectReportTemplate.dotx` and it is saved in the `C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\PowerPoint\Templates\` folder. The template includes a title slide, a status slide, and two deliverable slides. The title slide contains the title for the presentation, the status slide shows the current project status, and the first deliverable slide shows a picture of a completed deliverable and the second slide shows an empty text box. The second and third slides contain the text that you would add to the slides for the deliverables that are currently being worked on. The following is an example of how the template would look when you open it in PowerPoint.
After you have created the template, you will need to use the PowerPoint `Add-In` command to add it to the template gallery.
You can now open the template and use it as a basis for creating a new report. To create a report, open PowerPoint and then select File, New, and then Presentation. You will then be prompted to select a template. Select the Project Report Template that you created earlier and then click OK. A new presentation will be created and the title slide will be automatically populated with the title that you specified in the template. The rest of the slides will be blank, but they will be ready for you to fill in with the text and pictures that you will add to them later. The example below shows how the report would look after you have added the title and status slide to the presentation and added a picture and text box to the first and second slides.
If you are using a template, then you will not need to write any code to create the report because the template will do that for you. If, however, you are writing the report from scratch, then there are a couple of things that you should keep in mind. First, you should make sure that the slides that you add to your report are the same size as the slides in your template. If they are not, then your report will not look as professional as it should. Second, the text in the slides should be formatted in the same way that it is in the templates. If it is not formatted in that way, then some of the text will be cut off and it will not be as easy to read as it would be if the text was formatted in a way that is similar to the way that the text is formatted in your templates.
## Use the Report Builder
The Report Builder is a web-based application that is used to create reports. The Report Builder can be accessed at the following URL. When you first open the application, it will prompt you to sign in with your Microsoft account. After you have signed in, the application will show you a welcome page that will allow you to create new reports. To get started, click on the Create New Report button. The application will then show you the list of templates that are available to you.